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Linda Schneider- Flourishing with a Contemporary Flair


C10 Ornate Pictorial Calligraphy
Flourishing with a Contemporary Flair
Linda Schneider
All Skill Levels

Paper, Pencil, Pointed Pen & Ink
Pencil – any soft leaded pencil, not mechanical. (S142)
Kneaded Eraser –any eraser (I prefer the grey kneaded eraser). (E09)
Layout paper – semi-transparent layout paper, suggested Borden and Riley Boris Layout Paper, or any paper that works well with pen and ink. (P10-100)
Mono line pens – any ultra fine black tip pen is fine; I prefer the Pigma Micron pen or Sharpie ultra fine marker. (M17)
Pointed Pen – the oblique pen holder except for those who are left handed then use the straight pen holder (H95)
Pen Nibs – Brause 66 EF or Hunt 56 School nib or your favorite. (N70, N86, N113)
Ink – suggested Higgins Eternal with about 10 drops of Gum Arabic per bottle or your preferred black ink. (I08, I84)
Embellishments –Stickles Glitter Glue, or other small embellishments.(S639)
Linda also recommends looking at rare books and watching some of the free teaching videos on how to write using the pointed pen at www.iampeth.com or www.zanerian.com by Joe Vitolo before the workshop, if possible.



S142. Design Drawing Pencils
Design Drawing Pencils
Design 3800. Prismacolor Turquoise.


"6H" is hardest lead. "9B" is softest lead, Specify 6H, 5H, 4H, 3H, 2H, HB, H, F, B, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B, 6B.



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E09. Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Kneaded Rubber Eraser.

Used to erase pencil (graphite). Cherryl Moote suggested it for removing the white lines from a white lead mechanical pencil.



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N86. Hunt 56 Nib

The Hunt 56 nib is useful for writing larger letters on smooth or textured papers. The nib is a steady and durable one making it a great nib for beginners. The Hunt 56 produces healthy swells of ink when firm and deliberate pressure is applied. Strong hairlines. Comparable to Gillott 404 in stiffness and width of hairlines.

For more information about Hunt pointed nibs, click here.



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N113. Nikko G Nib
N113. Nikko G Nib.

These nibs from Japan are hand cut, extremely smooth, and long-lasting. They are chrome plated and have a medium flex. Great for Spencerian. Smooth writing with no burrs or scratchiness. Highly recommended by Michael Sull.



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I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem, try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8-inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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I84. W&N Gum Arabic: 2.5oz
Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic.

Add this binder in gouache to make it more durable and easier to erase pencil guidelines. Add several drops to a bottle of Higgins Eternal for copperplate writing. 2.5oz (75ml) glass bottle.

I have worked with metallic gouaches for many years. I always add a little more gum Arabic if there are going to be lines to erase, then allow the writing to cure for several hours before erasing. A white vinyl eraser is the gentlest choice for erasing guideline. I avoid guidelines if possible via a light box. -- Don King




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